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Chiefs’ TE Travis Kelce torches Texans with three scores

The Chiefs’ Travis Kelce caught three touchdown passes in the first half against the Texans to fuel an impressive comeback.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrates during the second quarter against the Houston Texans in a AFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

FINAL STAT LINE UPDATE: Kelce posted a monster stat line against the Texans. He finished with 10 receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns. He remained a force in both halves despite dealing with an injury scare around the break.

UPDATE: Kelce was suffering from hamstring tightness at halftime but returned to play in the third and fourth quarters.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce doesn’t appear to be effected by the knee bruise that kept him limited in practice this week. He was instrumental in his team’s success as it overcame a 24-0 deficit to take 28-24 lead at halftime of Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup against the Houston Texans.

Kelce tallied eight receptions for 83 yards and three scores in the second quarter alone. All four of Kansas City’s touchdowns came in the third quarter and Patrick Mahomes tied an NFL record by slinging four passes into the end zone. Tyreek Hill has been relatively quiet with two receptions for 37 yards. Damien Williams hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass.

We knew going into this game that both teams could put a ton of points on the board, but nobody expected this. It’s safe to say we can expect both sides to throw the ball a ton in the second half.